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Ben Mee = 4 points

Post by FactualFrank » Mon Nov 23, 2020 8:01 pm

Coincidence?

Nah.
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Re: Ben Mee = 4 points

Post by jedi_master » Mon Nov 23, 2020 8:02 pm

So important to us.

No shock the clean sheets are starting to return too.

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Re: Ben Mee = 4 points

Post by Rileybobs » Mon Nov 23, 2020 8:02 pm

He was my MOM tonight. It’s not just his contribution, it’s the aggression and leadership he shows that really sets the tempo and helps others to raise their game.
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Re: Ben Mee = 4 points

Post by BurnleyFC » Mon Nov 23, 2020 8:03 pm

Best defender at the club.

Sir Benjamin of Mee.

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Re: Ben Mee = 4 points

Post by bfcjg » Mon Nov 23, 2020 8:03 pm

No coincidence, leader,inspiring and a bloody good player as well.

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Re: Ben Mee = 4 points

Post by MACCA » Mon Nov 23, 2020 8:04 pm

Last 9 games Tarky and Mee have been a partnership, we have kept 7 clean sheets, make of that what you will.

Stat provided by Sky.
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Re: Ben Mee = 4 points

Post by Guller Bull » Mon Nov 23, 2020 8:04 pm

Best defender and leader that we have had for many many years. Approaching Legend status
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Re: Ben Mee = 4 points

Post by Rileybobs » Mon Nov 23, 2020 8:07 pm

MACCA wrote:
Mon Nov 23, 2020 8:04 pm
Last 9 games Tarky and Mee have been a partnership, we have kept 7 clean sheets, make of that what you will.

Stat provided by Sky.
It’s an incredible stat. And you could see that the players on the pitch backed themselves to keep the clean sheet and decided to stick shortly after the hour mark tonight. Mee, Tarks and Pope were all fantastic tonight.

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Re: Ben Mee = 4 points

Post by Bosscat » Mon Nov 23, 2020 8:09 pm

MACCA wrote:
Mon Nov 23, 2020 8:04 pm
Last 9 games Tarky and Mee have been a partnership, we have kept 7 clean sheets, make of that what you will.

Stat provided by Sky.
Heart in mouth when Popey went down in injury time .... thought it was his shoulder again the way he landed 🙄.

Great result ...the season starts here🙂
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Re: Ben Mee = 4 points

Post by 7decades » Mon Nov 23, 2020 8:11 pm

Guller Bull wrote:
Mon Nov 23, 2020 8:04 pm
Best defender and leader that we have had for many many years. Approaching Legend status
Since Mark Winstanley actually😂

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Re: Ben Mee = 4 points

Post by GodIsADeeJay81 » Mon Nov 23, 2020 8:11 pm

Proof if needed that a good central defensive will help teams win games, it isn't always about what the strikers do.

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Re: Ben Mee = 4 points

Post by bobinho » Mon Nov 23, 2020 8:16 pm

They were fantastic for sure Rileybobs, but let’s not make a mistake here and suggest that with half an hour left, setting up to take what we have got at that stage is a tactic we can use to our advantage. Just about worked tonite, but It will see us in serious trouble against better sides than palace.

We needed that for sure, and there’s absolutely no doubt whatsoever who our captain, leader and talisman is. Ben Mee is the glue that holds us together. What a player!
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Re: Ben Mee = 4 points

Post by bobinho » Mon Nov 23, 2020 8:18 pm

My favourite defender since John McGreal.

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Re: Ben Mee = 4 points

Post by ashtonlongsider » Mon Nov 23, 2020 8:20 pm

My MOM also tonight. We look more solid at the back and up top. Just the middle we need to get sorted.

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Post by BenWickes » Mon Nov 23, 2020 8:21 pm

Exudes confidence through the squad when he plays.
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Re: Ben Mee = 4 points

Post by Rileybobs » Mon Nov 23, 2020 8:23 pm

bobinho wrote:
Mon Nov 23, 2020 8:16 pm
They were fantastic for sure Rileybobs, but let’s not make a mistake here and suggest that with half an hour left, setting up to take what we have got at that stage is a tactic we can use to our advantage. Just about worked tonite, but It will see us in serious trouble against better sides than palace.

We needed that for sure, and there’s absolutely no doubt whatsoever who our captain, leader and talisman is. Ben Mee is the glue that holds us together. What a player!
Of course it is a tactic we can use to our advantage. I’d rather us have the ability to score a few more goals and put the game to bed but that’s not going to happen often, certainly not in the position we find ourselves in. Our players trusted in their ability to keep their concentration and see the game out tonight, which they often do when we take the lead.

JBG should have put the game to bed early in the second half but with time running down we backed ourselves to keep the clean sheet. We’re going to need a number of similar performances before the season is out.

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Post by AndyClaret » Mon Nov 23, 2020 8:32 pm

A leader of men, the best defender in 45 years.
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Re: Ben Mee = 4 points

Post by Stalbansclaret » Mon Nov 23, 2020 8:36 pm

Ben Mee is, genuinely, a Claret legend and please can we remember this the next time he has one of his rare off days and critics on here emerge to tell us he's not a good footballer. It's a massive shame that Tarks has evidently decided he needs to move on to progress his ambitions as they are a magnificent partnership and have been absolutely key to our success in recent years.
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Re: Ben Mee = 4 points

Post by RalphCoatesComb » Mon Nov 23, 2020 8:42 pm

Stalbansclaret wrote:
Mon Nov 23, 2020 8:36 pm
Ben Mee is, genuinely, a Claret legend and please can we remember this the next time he has one of his rare off days and critics on here emerge to tell us he's not a good footballer.
Off day?!

Everyone is entitled to an off-day.

Even the mighty Dobo had an off-day, ONCE ;)

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Re: Ben Mee = 4 points

Post by JohnMac » Mon Nov 23, 2020 8:47 pm

The flying headed clearance epitomised what Ben brings to the team!

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Re: Ben Mee = 4 points

Post by NewClaret » Mon Nov 23, 2020 9:59 pm

Stalbansclaret wrote:
Mon Nov 23, 2020 8:36 pm
It's a massive shame that Tarks has evidently decided he needs to move on to progress his ambitions as they are a magnificent partnership and have been absolutely key to our success in recent years.
Mee arguably demonstrating that he’s the more important player though. Legend.

I still hope there’ll be a twist in the Tarks situation if a takeover occurs.

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Re: Ben Mee = 4 points

Post by cricketfieldclarets » Mon Nov 23, 2020 10:04 pm

Guller Bull wrote:
Mon Nov 23, 2020 8:04 pm
Best defender and leader that we have had for many many years. Approaching Legend status
He achieved legend status at Reading away
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Re: Ben Mee = 4 points

Post by cricketfieldclarets » Mon Nov 23, 2020 10:05 pm

Another thing to note with Mee back.

It also means that Tarkowski is back on his favoured right side. With Mee out it was crazy that we also shifted Tarks off his preferred side.

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Re: Ben Mee = 4 points

Post by tiger76 » Mon Nov 23, 2020 10:09 pm

Due a testimonial next summer, let's hope he can get one he certainly deserves it, did he really only cost 400k?, that's an amazing signing if true.

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Re: Ben Mee = 4 points

Post by jrgbfc » Mon Nov 23, 2020 10:09 pm

NewClaret wrote:
Mon Nov 23, 2020 9:59 pm
Mee arguably demonstrating that he’s the more important player though. Legend.

I still hope there’ll be a twist in the Tarks situation if a takeover occurs.
I don't think it's mainly about money for Tarks. He simply wants to progress his career, which realistically means he has to move on.

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Re: Ben Mee = 4 points

Post by cricketfieldclarets » Mon Nov 23, 2020 10:13 pm

tiger76 wrote:
Mon Nov 23, 2020 10:09 pm
Due a testimonial next summer, let's hope he can get one he certainly deserves it, did he really only cost 400k?, that's an amazing signing if true.
Him and Trippier for less than a million I think.

Sure we lost Trippier for less than his real value. But both were incredible signings even if we get next to nothing transfer wise for them.

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Re: Ben Mee = 4 points

Post by tiger76 » Mon Nov 23, 2020 10:17 pm

cricketfieldclarets wrote:
Mon Nov 23, 2020 10:13 pm
Him and Trippier for less than a million I think.

Sure we lost Trippier for less than his real value. But both were incredible signings even if we get next to nothing transfer wise for them.
They both played a huge role in our 13/14 promotion, and that arguably earned us £100m+, so I'd say both more than earned their stripes, and definitely they were value for money given the nominal fees we forked out for the pair of them.

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Re: Ben Mee = 4 points

Post by NewClaret » Mon Nov 23, 2020 10:30 pm

jrgbfc wrote:
Mon Nov 23, 2020 10:09 pm
I don't think it's mainly about money for Tarks. He simply wants to progress his career, which realistically means he has to move on.
Agree he’ll move on, just think he might sign a new contract if offered a decent one by the new owners (sure there’s plenty of ways to incentivise that), hopefully staying an extra season to what would’ve been his last here if he saw his existing one out.

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Post by NewClaret » Mon Nov 23, 2020 10:31 pm

cricketfieldclarets wrote:
Mon Nov 23, 2020 10:13 pm
Him and Trippier for less than a million I think.

Sure we lost Trippier for less than his real value. But both were incredible signings even if we get next to nothing transfer wise for them.
And Tripps top of La Liga now too!

So wish we had a RB like home now.

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Re: Ben Mee = 4 points

Post by ClaretTony » Mon Nov 23, 2020 10:37 pm

MACCA wrote:
Mon Nov 23, 2020 8:04 pm
Last 9 games Tarky and Mee have been a partnership, we have kept 7 clean sheets, make of that what you will.

Stat provided by Sky.
That's a cracking stat. What a partnership they are.

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Re: Ben Mee = 4 points

Post by Blackburn_Claret » Mon Nov 23, 2020 11:32 pm

GodIsADeeJay81 wrote:
Mon Nov 23, 2020 8:11 pm
Proof if needed that a good central defensive will help teams win games, it isn't always about what the strikers do.
Goals win games

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Re: Ben Mee = 4 points

Post by MACCA » Tue Nov 24, 2020 7:12 am

ClaretTony wrote:
Mon Nov 23, 2020 10:37 pm
That's a cracking stat. What a partnership they are.
I think any team or partnership within a team, would take them statistics in this league over that period of games.

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Re: Ben Mee = 4 points

Post by claretonthecoast1882 » Tue Nov 24, 2020 8:09 am

Him & Tarks are a great partnership.

Hopefully some of the nonsense written on here about Tarks can end now too
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Post by NewClaret » Tue Nov 24, 2020 8:26 am

ClaretTony wrote:
Mon Nov 23, 2020 10:37 pm
That's a cracking stat. What a partnership they are.
Unbelievable stat. Hopefully they can improve on those numbers in the games leading up to Christmas.

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Post by NottsClaret » Tue Nov 24, 2020 8:40 am

I bet there's a few good stats that show the difference Ben Mee makes. He never really looks comfortable on the ball, definitely isn't one of those 'modern defenders' at all but he's the man if you want to let fewer goals in.

I remember ages ago, when he was looking awkward at left back, much to the annoyance of many a fan.. even then it was the case that if he was in the team - albeit in the wrong position - we still conceded less goals. For all the systems, tactics and 'presses' of the game today, you still can't beat someone who'll throw his head at everything and would tackle a rhino.

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Post by onewillieirvine » Tue Nov 24, 2020 8:49 am

A fabulous player. The best defender I've seen in nearly 60 years. His partner, Tarks is the second best. Great Times indeed.

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Post by CFS » Tue Nov 24, 2020 9:04 am

claretonthecoast1882 wrote:
Tue Nov 24, 2020 8:09 am
Him & Tarks are a great partnership.

Hopefully some of the nonsense written on here about Tarks can end now too
It's not nonsense he wants out.

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Post by tiger76 » Tue Nov 24, 2020 9:29 am

Blackburn_Claret wrote:
Mon Nov 23, 2020 11:32 pm
Goals win games
If you keep a clean sheet 1 goal wins a game.
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Re: Ben Mee = 4 points

Post by tiger76 » Tue Nov 24, 2020 9:33 am

claretonthecoast1882 wrote:
Tue Nov 24, 2020 8:09 am
Him & Tarks are a great partnership.

Hopefully some of the nonsense written on here about Tarks can end now too
Agree I'd go as far to say if they both stay fit for the rest of the season they'll be the difference between staying up and going down.

That's how important their partnership is to our success.

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Re: Ben Mee = 4 points

Post by Steve1956 » Tue Nov 24, 2020 9:46 am

When will Ben's picture be going on the Turf's outer wall along with all the other Claret legends,cant be far away!

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Post by claretonthecoast1882 » Tue Nov 24, 2020 10:43 am

CFS wrote:
Tue Nov 24, 2020 9:04 am
It's not nonsense he wants out.
No but it is nonsense to suggest not picking him to play for us, to suggest he isn't committed while he is here, to suggest he won't try while he is here.


If you asked all of our squad would you leave Burnley for a bigger club on more money with more chance of winning something - how many do you think would say no ?

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Post by CFS » Tue Nov 24, 2020 12:10 pm

claretonthecoast1882 wrote:
Tue Nov 24, 2020 10:43 am
No but it is nonsense to suggest not picking him to play for us, to suggest he isn't committed while he is here, to suggest he won't try while he is here.


If you asked all of our squad would you leave Burnley for a bigger club on more money with more chance of winning something - how many do you think would say no ?
None would say no but none would come out saying the club are too small for them.

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Post by claretonthecoast1882 » Tue Nov 24, 2020 12:14 pm

CFS wrote:
Tue Nov 24, 2020 12:10 pm
None would say no but none would come out saying the club are too small for them.
Is that what he said ?

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Post by Top Claret » Tue Nov 24, 2020 5:04 pm

Defence is sound midfield is the problem. We are desperate for a fit and inform Jack Cork. Westwood and Browhall look lost in midfield playing together

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Re: Ben Mee = 4 points

Post by CFS » Tue Nov 24, 2020 6:48 pm

claretonthecoast1882 wrote:
Tue Nov 24, 2020 12:14 pm
Is that what he said ?
He wants out simples.

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Post by claretonthecoast1882 » Wed Nov 25, 2020 7:55 am

CFS wrote:
Tue Nov 24, 2020 6:48 pm
He wants out simples.

So not what he said then, why not just say he wants to move on like he has admitted and like everyone knows instead of the bull**** you did.

Just makes you sound like a jilted teenager

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Post by CFS » Wed Nov 25, 2020 8:02 am

claretonthecoast1882 wrote:
Wed Nov 25, 2020 7:55 am
So not what he said then, why not just say he wants to move on like he has admitted and like everyone knows instead of the bull**** you did.

Just makes you sound like a jilted teenager
I ain't heard no Champions League anthem at turf moor silly boy which clearly states we are too small a club for him and the qualities he possesses (in his brain).

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Post by claretonthecoast1882 » Wed Nov 25, 2020 8:04 am

Still not what he said though is it.

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Re: Ben Mee = 4 points

Post by CFS » Wed Nov 25, 2020 9:42 am

claretonthecoast1882 wrote:
Wed Nov 25, 2020 8:04 am
Still not what he said though is it.
It's what I read.

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